The best love stories in filmby abracafabulous | created - 14 Oct 2012 | updated - 14 Oct 2012 | Public
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1. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.
Votes: 171,847 | Gross: $92.82M
The ultimate romantic comedy.
2. Before Sunrise (1995)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.
Votes: 229,088 | Gross: $5.54M
The most romantic plot for a film, quite possibly ever. I want to meet a stranger on a train and walk all night around Vienna.
3. Before Sunset (2004)
R | 80 min | Drama, Romance
Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.
Votes: 200,186 | Gross: $5.79M
The sequel you didn't think could be just as good, but is.
4. Dirty Dancing (1987)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Votes: 167,718 | Gross: $63.95M
If you haven't seen this one, what have you been doing with your life?
5. Pride & Prejudice (2005)
PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance
Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?
Votes: 223,456 | Gross: $38.41M
One of my favourite books of all time. Not the most faithful adaptation, but incredibly well done.
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.
Votes: 795,165 | Gross: $34.40M
Heartbreaking, in the best possible way.
7. Sabrina (1954)
Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.
Um, hello Audrey? Did you not realize the other brother was Humphrey Bogart? Duh you should end up with him.
8. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.
HILARIOUS from start to finish. Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant make the best team.
9. Gigi (1958)
G | 115 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.
Ignoring the creepy-ness of the opening song, I unashamedly love this musical and its love story.
10. Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.
Votes: 426,410 | Gross: $84.35M
Funny movie all around, but you'll fall in love with Ryan Gosling yet again when he's with Emma Stone.
11. The Notebook (2004)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance
A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.
Votes: 457,952 | Gross: $81.00M
I dare you not to cry.
12. The Thing Called Love (1993)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A group of newcomers to the country music business seek love and stardom.
Votes: 6,416 | Gross: $1.03M
One of River Phoenix's last roles. Sweet love story...but Sandra Bullock is also fantastic.
13. Walk the Line (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.
Votes: 207,489 | Gross: $119.52M
I want a love like Johnny and June.
14. Say Anything... (1989)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.
Votes: 74,616 | Gross: $20.78M
JOHN CUSACK. BOOMBOX. You know what I'm talking about.
15. True Romance (1993)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine, the Mob, track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.
Votes: 183,666 | Gross: $12.28M
Yeah they don't exactly have great moral compasses, but they truly love each other?
16. West Side Story (1961)
Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Votes: 84,585 | Gross: $43.66M
Romeo and Juliet, musical style. Lots of fighting, dance-style.
17. Reckless (1984)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Rebellious football player Johnny falls for cheerleader Tracy. They come from opposite backgrounds; she's from a comfortable well off family, his is poor and broken. Tracy already has a ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,677 | Gross: $8.29M
In a town ripped straight out of a Bruce Springsteen song, bad boy Aidan Quinn seduces cheerleader Daryl Hannah and things get steamy.
18. Fire with Fire (1986)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman from a Catholic school and a young man from a nearby prison camp fall in love and must run away together to escape the law, the church and their parents.
Votes: 1,343 | Gross: $4.64M
A plot that could only have been whipped up in the 80's... boy from detention centre meets girl from catholic boarding school...they fall in love and run away.
19. The Princess Bride (1987)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.
Votes: 346,344 | Gross: $30.86M
As you wish.
20. Roman Holiday (1953)
Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Romance
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.
Audrey Hepburn! Need I say more?
21. The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man returns to his home town after serving a prison sentence for homicide, and finds that the details of the crime have been forgotten and replaced with local legends and rumors.
Votes: 4,167 | Gross: $0.55M
An acquired taste...but irresistible plot.
22. Bright Star (2009)
PG | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life.
Votes: 23,538 | Gross: $4.44M
Tragic period love story. Why not watch it a million times, obsess over it, and cry?
23. East of Eden (1955)
PG | 118 min | Drama
A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.
James Dean's best role. Fantastic chemistry between Dean and Harris.
24. Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)
PG | 134 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.
Votes: 5,203 | Gross: $0.55M
There's something about the whole "girl dresses as guy but straight guy is still attracted to her and he doesn't know why" thing that just screams true love to me.
25. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does.
Votes: 260,759 | Gross: $38.18M
Classic revamping of Shakespeare's play. Heath Ledger is irresistible.
26. Valley Girl (1983)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.
Votes: 11,451 | Gross: $16.80M
Adorable and so 80's.
27. Benny & Joon (1993)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.
Votes: 50,685 | Gross: $23.20M
This movie is funny and warm and all around great. But Johnny Depp's Sam's love for Joon is the best part.
28. What's Your Number? (2011)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
A woman looks back at the past nineteen men she's had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love.
Votes: 66,399 | Gross: $14.01M
Guilty pleasure. I just loved the romance between Chris Evans and Anna Faris.
29. Dead Again (1991)
R | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A woman who has lost her memory is taken in by a Los Angeles orphanage, and a private eye is enlisted to track down her identity - but he soon finds that he might have a past life connection to her that endangers their lives.
Votes: 23,837 | Gross: $38.02M
Reincarnation is a recipe for true love.
30. Clueless (1995)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.
Votes: 149,555 | Gross: $56.63M
An adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma. I'm pretty much obligated to love it.
31. Bridesmaids (I) (2011)
R | 125 min | Comedy, Romance
Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.
Votes: 243,955 | Gross: $169.11M
I want a cute cop to take home.